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Table 1 Characteristics (at visit-2) of participants with and without any change (incident tears and increase in score) in tears over 8 years

From: Natural history and clinical significance of meniscal tears over 8 years in a midlife cohort

  Any change (n = 31) No change (n = 167) p-value
Age (years) 50.06 ± 6.35 47.37 ± 6.49 0.046
Male (%)a 57 39 0.069
BMI (kg/m2) 29.51 ± 7.10 26.77 ± 4.38 0.008
Offspring (%)a 72 45 0.008
Any ROA (%)a, b 33 18 0.046
WOMAC pain (mean) 4.77 ± 7.14 2.63 ± 4.71 0.051
Total tibial cartilage vol (mm3) 4868.43 ± 1012.85 4500.62 ± 1062.66 0.093
Total femoral cartilage vol (mm3) 9562.64 ± 2377.24 8531.51 ± 2269.82 0.047
Total cartilage defects (mean) 5.24 ± 2.04 3.80 ± 1.43 <0.001
Total tibial bone area (mm2) 3273.17 ± 473.89 3079.38 ± 473.01 0.049
Any bone marrow lesion (%)a 59 50 0.380
Any pathological effusion (%)a 55 34 0.028
  1. Mean ± standard deviation except for percentages
  2. Bold font denotes statistically significant (p = <0.05) results
  3. aDetermined by Chi square test, others by t-test
  4. bAssessed at the baseline visit; the rest assessed at visit-2